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University of Virginia Senior System Administrator in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Darden School of Business has an exciting opportunity for a motivated professional to join its Information Technology team. The Senior System Ad ministrator supports the Darden community by managing Microsoft Windows based servers and applications. This position will be the security liaison within the UVA community and is expected to manage the time and resources of the server room appropriately in order to complete internal projects and requests in a timely fashion. This position is a supervisory role.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements roadmap for the strategic direction of all aspects of security, cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, software, maintenance and additions within Darden’s data warehouse.

  • Leads the information security function, manages targeted Information security awareness for all employees, establish metrics of effectiveness of security, acts as the central point of contact for all Security for Darden.

  • Manages control of all aspects of security, assigned projects and program components (e.g. migration to new systems; scheduling installations, product research, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services in compliance with established guidelines and/or objectives.

  • Recommends equipment, supplies and materials for the purpose of acquiring required items and completing jobs efficiently.

  • Works closely with applications development and analytics departments to implement solutions and resolve technical issues.

  • Leads the development and revision of policies, standard operating procedures, and documentation.

  • Trains server room staff to ensure their ability to use new and/or existing operating systems and application software

  • Troubleshoots malfunctions of network hardware and/or software applications within the network for the purpose of resolving operational issues and restoring services.

  • Provides regular reporting of status of information security to enterprise IT leadership. Communicates and coordinates server room information to Darden Staff as necessary

  • Uses creative problem solving skills to improve server room procedures & effectiveness.

  • Researches trends, products, equipment, tests, etc. for the purpose of recommending procedures and/or purchases.

  • Defines standard server configurations.

  • Installs and configures server operating system and application.

  • Secure servers and application.

  • Manages, maintains and monitors (24x7) files servers and application servers, active directory, group policy, DNS, and DHCP.

  • Implements security systems/firewalls.

  • Manages, maintains and monitors (24x7) security systems.

  • Defines backup procedures and disaster recovery test plan.

Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.

  • At least 7 years of experience as a System Administrator. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Technical knowledge required to review and interpret highly technical information.

  • Ability to write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging operating systems; environments and network protocols; router configurations; Inter/Intranet applications; and data security, project management, processes and methodology.

  • Ability to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.

  • Ability to utilize pertinent network, application, operating system monitoring and troubleshooting software; adhering to safety practices: planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

  • Ability to work independently with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined processes.

  • Ability to work with a variety of data and use strong problem solving skills to identify issues and create action plans.

  • Ability to set priorities, establish effective relationships and convey technical information to non-technical audiences.

  • Supervisory experience of a technical staff preferred.

Required Computer Applications:

  • Microsoft 365 services including Hybrid on-premises/cloud synced Exchange

  • Microsoft Active Directory domain and associated services ADFS, AADC, DPM, SCCM, SCOM, etc.

  • Networking services including DNS, DHCP.

  • Azure Associate level cloud Certification

  • Networking services including DNS, DHCP.

  • Hyper-V and all operations related to Hyper-V instances, migration, and management.

  • Migration from on-premises AD domains and resources to Azure.

  • Azure management experience including virtualization and networking services (Azure IaaS, PaaS).

  • Powershell and automation skills.

  • Familiarity with security standards such as FERPA, PCI, SOX, and HIPAA, encryption standards and general web security.

  • Experience with Unix and adaptable to working in an Unix environment.

  • MCSA certification and Unix experience is preferred.

Salary is competitive based on experience

This position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu .

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs , and search for ‘R0012633'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0012633.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

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